Latin name: Quercus petraea
Average Height: 40m
Distinctive features: Alternate lobed leaves with STALKS, acorns have NO STALKS. Bark is finely cracked and grey brown in colour.
Top uses: Bark contains tannin, a now man-made chemical used to tan animal hides. Wood from oak is good for firewood and charcoal.
Interesting facts: The word sessile means unstalked and refers to the acorns.